“Lack of consultation”, the “price of property” and “lack of resources” were all screamed at local politicians at the mere suggestion of a Traveller site in the area.
How the Government Created an Opening for Anti-Immigration Activists to Exploit in East Wall
The failure to ease the housing crisis, a lack of consultation, and a series of measures cast as cracking down on asylum seekers, have all contributed, some locals and politicians say.
Taking Back Control of Their Own History, Traveller Groups Map Places of Belonging – and Unbelonging – in Coolock
“It’s trying to create maps in which the Travellers are central to the story, and … challenging these histories of racism and marginalisation.”
After a Trip Abroad, a Family Was Blocked from Bringing Their Daughter Home to Ireland
The airline wouldn’t let the 11-year-old board without a re-entry visa, which Ireland doesn’t issue for kids under 16
As Government Prepares to Wipe Historical Convictions for Gay Sex, Some Activists Say They Want It to Go Further
There should be, they say, a broader redress scheme for queer people who weren’t arrested and tried, but had their lives stolen by homophobic laws.
Ryanair’s South African-ness Quiz Just the Latest Problem Caused by Making Airlines Act as Border Guards
The airline has been making South Africans flying to Dublin take a test in Afrikaans – for some the oppressor’s language – before allowing them to board.
For Non-Ukrainians Fleeing the Russian Invasion, Ireland’s Borders Remain as Hard as Ever
Medical graduate Obinna Nwako, who was studying psychiatry in Ukraine when the war broke out, is facing challenges trying to come join his family in Dublin.
Fewer Victims Are Reporting Racist Crimes to Gardaí, Report Suggests
A spokesperson for the Gardaí said it encourages victims of crimes, including those that “may be perceived to be racially/or hate motivated”, to come forward.
Laura: The Case for Raising Disability Allowance
It’s below the PUP, the minimum wage, the living wage. Is someone with a disability that substantially restricts their ability to work worth less than others?
How Influencers are Miseducating Newcomers to the City About the “K-Word”
Paul McKeon says online English language teachers are one vector spreading the word among Brazilian students, who have created a Portuguese version of the slur.